Originally Posted by Man in Black
54 miles today.
I'm a dumbsh/t. I meant to pass this on earlier and remembered when I ran across this photo.
I was trying to get the Paketa under 16lbs a year or two ago. I cut the post to save these 43g. Worked fine. I put the Thomson back on the Paketa and took the Enve post for the new bike. Too short.
That was a tough one to explain to my wife. That's one of those things that makes you want to punch yourself in the face. Don't punch yourself in the face.
Went to Nashbar to look at those pedals and noticed that they have a SS wheelset for 64 bucks. Spent the next hour looking for bits to convert the Schwinn to single speed.
My Bianchi SS is awesome. It brings the simplicity back to cycling. The way it was when the losers rode 10 speeds.
SS cross is the perfect commuter. I miss the commuting days.
Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 01-15-14 at 10:32 PM.
1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple
i don't know why people cut seat posts.
coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer
Picking cherries. Well, at least arranging, organising and supervising 40+ pickers to get the fruit from tree to packhouse.
First day off in 12, and everyone has been around 13 hours' worth, and the two-hour return commute makes it a long day. But it has been worth it.
The price for our export varieties just keeps climbing and climbing, and there is heaps of it still on the trees. That's great for the farm manager who has nursed the orchard through to this point, and is one of the best orchard operators I have worked under (well, the best).
My biggest problem is having to sample the fruit for ripeness every morning. Going up and down rows across the orchard, tasting for taste and colour... oh well, someone has to do it!
Dream. Dare. Do.
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdonTitanium Division
The cut post goes back on the Paketa with the matching 120mm stem. New post and 110mm stem on the new bike.
This is how I justified cutting it last night.
Why don't you get that Zipp post from the other thread? It's shipping from Boulder, so probably some dude who's getting OEM pricing.